Birthdays, Baking, Co-workers & Cookies

Pink Lemonade & Funfetti Cool Whip Cake Cookies

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Time for a fun, sweet treat!

Disclaimer: I am not promoting anything healthy about this post. Not my intention.   It is my friend Kelly’s birthday today. Aren’t birthdays supposed to be for celebrating and indulging in treats? Kel is an amazing person and friend. We spent a few years working together at MassMutual sharing snacks, bringing in each other Iced Caramel Lattes from Dunkin Donuts during the summer, venting about everything in life and sharing tons of laughs together. She makes work fun and was pretty much best cubemate I could ever ask for. You probably understand now why I made her cookies :).

Jason and I are also attending a birthday party tomorrow for another friend, Allison. She was Jason’s former cubemate and I am sure they share similar memories and friendship :). Speaking of friends and co-workers, I recently read an article here: http://elitedaily.com/women/ways-coworkers-know-friends/ about how your co-workers know more about you than your friends outside of work do. I can definitely relate to some of it! We’re fortunate to not only have great co-workers, but co-workers that have become great friends.

This week has fun, been quite busy and full of celebrations. Wednesday night was girls night for an early- birthday dinner celebration out for my friend/brother’s fiance’/soon to be future-sister-in law. Last night was our quarterly happy hour(s) with co-workers followed by an 11pm soccer game. Since Kelly’s birthday was today and Allison’s party is tomorrow, that left 6AM this morning to get my baking on.

I have made these cookies several times because I find them quite delicious and they are quick and only call for a few ingredients. I find them to stay soft and light in texture. I do wish they were a less messy, but that could just be me as I tend to make a mess pretty easily. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

What you need:

Per batch/box:

-Any flavor box of cake mix (I did one batch with Pink Lemonade, one with Funfetti) I have also used Strawberry and Vanilla/White in the past. They were tasty as well!

-1 egg

-1 8 oz tub of Cool Whip/Whipped Topping

-1/2 cup of powdered sugar/confectionaries sugar for decorating

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, pour in the cake batter directly from the box (do not add other ingredients like you normally would as instructions on box say). Only add 1 egg, and mix in the tub of cool whip.

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Once mixed thoroughly, the batter becomes very sticky. I have read you can stick the bowl in the fridge for an hour to make it easier to work with. I have not tried that yet (I didn’t have the hour to spare) but I did rinse my hands through warm water first to make them wet and that does make it easier to work with. Roll/scoop dough into balls and roll into a bowl of powdered/confectionaries sugar. Place onto greased cookie sheet or foil.

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The original recipe I followed states to bake these for 10-12 min. However, every time I have made these, it seems to take a few minutes longer. In order to bake all the way thoroughly (and bottoms become slightly browned), I keep them in for 15-17 min.

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Nutritional Info Per cookie: Makes about 28 cookies ber box/batch

Calories 120

Fat- 4.5 g

Carbs- 18 g

Sugar- 13 g

Protein-1 g

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